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So You Want to be an MMO Developer

Posted by Jon Wood on Dec 19, 2006  | Comments

So You Want to be an MMO Developer - Vanguard: Saga of Heroes -

Sigil Entertainment's Nick Parkinson returns today with part two of his four part series that answers the question: "So You Want to be an MMO Developer". This week, he looks aat that question from the Programmer's point of view.

Most development studios work with C++ and maybe some C#. Fortunately, more and more schools (high schools included) are offering beginner courses in various forms of computer programming, C++ included. Take those, see if you like it - it'll be challenging but if you enjoy it keep going. If you find yourself not liking it at all, it's probably best to focus on some other area of development as it's only going to get more intense. advertisement

Getting a well rounded view of programming as a whole though is a good idea too. Look into taking a few beginning computer science courses, maybe even a class or book on Visual Basic or JavaScript. You won't necessarily be using either of those to develop games but the knowledge base that comes with them will help.

Read the whole article here.